The Council's Young Ambassador programme is aimed at 10-to-21 year-olds
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is encouraging young people to become Young Ambassadors for the County Borough, flying the flag all over the world.
The Council’s successful Young Ambassador programme has been running since October 2010, aimed at 10 to-21-year-olds at Silver, Gold and Platinum level.
The Young Ambassador movement aims to empower and inspire young people to become role models and leaders through sport, by developing their confidence and skills in order to increase physical activity participation in others.
The Bronze Young Ambassador induction day has been held at the Glamorgan Sport Park, Pontypridd, and schools were each invited to nominate a Year 6 male and female student to attend.
The event was officially opened by table tennis player Sara Head, Bronze medallist at the London 2012 Paralympics.
As well as showing off her medal to the excited youngsters, Sara also shared some of her experiences of being an elite athlete and the importance of leadership to the success of her career.
Cllr Robert Bevan, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, Leisure and Tourism, said: “Sara did us all proud at the Paralympics in London. She is a fantastic ambassador for her sport, for Rhondda Cynon Taf and the whole of Wales.
“Disability is no obstacle and Sara is a perfect example of what can be achieved if you are totally dedicated and committed to being the best in your field.
“It is good to see the 2012 Olympic Legacy lives on. It was a brilliant year for sport and it is amazing that the Team GB success in London continues to inspire the young people of Rhondda Cynon Taf to follow their own dreams.”
The Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Bronze Young Ambassador Day was run in partnership with Sports Wales, Hockey Wales, Welsh Netball and University South Wales, who all contributed to the day by offering master classes and student volunteers.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Leisure Services has a dedicated Sport RCT Team to help you get involved in all types of sporting activities. Regardless of age, interest or ability, the team can help you find a sport or activity that is perfect for you.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and its Sport RCT department are thankful of the support from Sport Wales in helping them to grow sporting opportunities across the County Borough. Both organisations share an aspiration of getting every child hooked on sport for life.
Simply make contact and tell them where you live and what you are interested in - and they can do the rest by making recommendations for clubs and classes, finding your nearest team and supporting you to get involved.
Call Sport RCT on 01443 490242 or email email@example.com